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BEN-HUR  (2016)
Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Paramount Pictures, Lightworkers Media, Sean Daniel Company
Distributors: Paramount Pictures & Paramount Home Entertainment
Release date (USA): 19 August 2016

Director: Timur Bekmambetov  
Screenplay: Keith R. Clarke & John Ridley
Based on the Novel by Lew Wallace

Music Composed by Marco Beltrami
Additional Music by Brandon Roberts
Orchestra Conducted by Marco Beltrami & Mark Graham
Orchestrated by Rossano Galante & Mark Graham
Performed by The Skywalker Symphony Orchestra
Recorded and Mixed by Leslie Ann Jones & Tyson Lozensky
Recorded at Skywalker Studios, Marin County, CA
Music Editor Chris McGeary & Brian Bulman
Electro Acoustic Design by Buck Sanders
Ancient Instruments Performed by Phil Neuman & Gayle Neuman
Vocal Soloists Lili Haydn, Asdru Sierra & Gayle Newman
Music Produced by Buck Sanders

Synopsis: Judah Ben-Hur, a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother, an officer in the Roman army, returns to his homeland after years at sea to seek revenge, but finds redemption.

A NOTE FROM THE COMPOSER

That was a tough process. There were a lot of people involved – there were two studios, and we’d have meetings with… I couldn’t even count how many people were there! When I first saw the movie I was envisioning doing it more with period instruments, like ancient Greek instruments, but that got shot down pretty quick – although I did have some musicians who specialized in ancient instruments who came in and played. That theme, it’s a simple theme but I wanted to make it almost like it could be songlike and something that could have the opportunity to develop over the course of the movie. In its final incarnation it was slightly altered from my original concept but more or less intact. In the end, I did wind up using some period instruments but they were processed electronically; the drums on the slave ship, for example; there is also some vocal material in there. And for the scenes in the Hur household, instead of using traditional harp I used a lyre, so there is a little bit of that throughout the score.

S O N Y    C L A S S I C A L  (88985354762)

01. Ben-Hur Theme (2:52)
02. Jerusalem 33 A.D. / Sibling Rivalry (2:22)
03. Carrying Judah (1:56)
04. Mother’s Favorite (1:21)
05. Messala Leaves Home (1:33)
06. Dear Messala (1:46)
07. Messala Returns (1:33)
08. Speaking of Zealots (1:26)
09. Messala and Tirzah (1:35)
10. Brothers Divide (1:39)
11. Home Invasion (4:40)
12. Galley Slaves (4:59)
13. Rammed Hard (2:18)
14. Judah Ashore (2:29)
15. Horse Healer (1:25)
16. Ben and Esther (1:38)
17. Training (3:18)
18. Invitation (1:15)
19. Ilderim Wagers (2:37)
20. Leper Colony / Messala will Pay (3:03)
21. The Circus (2:39)
22. Chariots of Fire (4:17)

23. Brother vs. Brother (4:25)
24. Carried off (1:22)
25. Jesus Arrested (3:09)
26. Forgiveness (1:51)
27. Modeh Ani Haiku (2:49)
 
 
  
  
 
  
  
  
   
   
  
    
 
 
 
Release date: 5 August 2016
Total Time: 66:28
Length of the Score: 109 minutes

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